Monday, October 22, 2012

Mrs. James' sight words with doc cams and ActivSlates

Using the "Pumpkin Song," Mrs. James' kindergarten students found sight words from the word wall. However, this activity was completed with a twist--the "Pumpkin Song" was shown via a Samsung Document Camera and students found and labeled sight words with the use of a Promethean ActivSlate. To complete the activity, Mrs. James assigned students sight words to label in the poem. Then, students took turns highlighting and underlining sight words with the ActivSlate. Students were also able to develop motor skills as they navigated the pen on the screen.

One-by-one, Mrs. James called upon excited students to sit up front with the ActivSlate.

With their sight word in mind, students erased previous marks and utilized the ActivInspire toolbar to select their correct writing instrument.

Then, students navigated the highlighter or pen tools to find the correct sight word.

And, when students didn't get it the first time, they always tried again.

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